In life we often forget about the importance of the small things that happen in life, and just focus on the big stuff. Those big pivotal moments in life get all of the glory, but when do we actually stop and focus on the small things that happen? Those moments that we take for granted and don’t think about, where is the big celebration for them?
These moments can come in so many different variations. It could just be the fact that you woke up and showered today when you couldn’t bring yourself to do it for a week. It can be anything! In todays post I want us to focus on those small things. No matter what they are, or how stupid we might think they are. If they are important to you, they are important to us.
SOMETIMES THEY ARE THE BIG THINGS
Sometimes those small things that happen, or the things we are blessed with might seem small, but actually they are quite big. I take for granted waking up in a warm, safe home everyday. That might seem like a small thing to me but in reality it’s a huge thing. Often times the small things in life are the big things but its all about our perspective and how we see them.
We need to recognise more often the smaller victories in life and learn to appreciate them too.
We should always celebrate the things we have in life, whether big or small because they matter. The small things have the same amount of importance as the big. And oftentimes you’ll find that the smallest things that happen your life can actually make a big impact.
Small things can come in various shapes and sizes. It could be a stranger smiling at you after a bad day, or a unexpected card in the mail from a friend. They seem small to the sender, but they are big for the receiver. Which is why we all need to learn to be kind to one another, and recognise when someone needs a gesture from us.
IT’S GOOD FOR OUR MENTAL HEALTH
Recognising the small stuff is good for our mental health. It makes you really think about the good that you have in life and how good we actually have it. It helps bring perspective to our lives too, and sometimes we need that reminder.
As I mentioned in the intro, celebrating getting out of bed and showering might not seem big to some of us. But if you’re a person who has suffered from depression and have found yourself not getting up for hours and hours after waking. Then waking up and showering is a big victory. Which seems small to everyone else, but big to you.
Do you find that you forget the importance of celebrating the small things? How do you celebrate them?
This post really was intended to get you thinking and sharing what small things you often forget to celebrate. So please do that in the comments. Let us know the small stuff that you have in your life that you often take for granted.
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I’ve been that person who struggled with depression and would stay in bed all day. Having the motivation to get up and live your life is an absolute blessing.
It really is! Which is why we should see those small victories as victories!
Ugh couldn’t agree more!
The little things matter too 💜
They really do ☺️
That’s a great piece of writing. Loved it thank you.
Thank you so much!
Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader)
This is a great reminder. I usually find that the items I write in my gratitude journal are small things. Big things are great, but if we wait for them to come along we’ll miss the opportunity to be grateful every day.
Such a great reminder for us! Thank you for posting this. 🤗
You’re welcome! Thank you for reading!
I am the one who celebrate every small thing in my life !!!💗💗
This makes me feel happy
Aw I am so thankful it made you happy!
Suzanne- Happily Decluttered
I just started a journal at the beginning of December so that I could jot down some moments that make me happy (I call them my happiness highlights😁). It has been fun and rewarding! There are so many small good things that happen during the day but it seems like just one bad thing can ruin a whole day (or more) for some people. Bringing those small happy moments into the spotlight can help you keep a positive outlook!
Love that, I’ll use happiness highlights! You’re so right. Its always something that ruins the day but having your journal to remind you of the good thats happened is important!
The Caffeinated Powerhouse
I love this one, Olivia. I feel like it’s so easy to think we aren’t doing enough, but in reality we are doing big things I. Small increments. Gratitude is a lifestyle practice for me.
For sure. I have been trying so much more this year to practice gratitude. Even when I don’t feel like it!
Don't Lose Hope
It’s so important to celebrate the small things and, ultimately, it really increases your joy in life 🙂
I agree! It really does!
You’re absolutely right! Sometimes it’s hard to notice all the small blessings, but we really do need to
We really do!
The big thing to me is taking a shower every day, actually after reading one of your posts for the motivation, I try to be motivated starting from taking a shower. Thank you for reminder, I really appreciate 😊👍
Thats an amazing thing👍🏼 I know sometimes it can be hard doing that task! You’re doing amazing!
Lovely post. I feel so much the same way. We look for all the big stuff but overlook things in the quest. I’m taking this idea one step further to share the celebration. I’ve written out 20 Christmas cards…generic in nature and signed from “A friend in the community” and will take them to a senior home in the area. It’s such a small thing but I hope will bring some cheer to those who need it. Keep Writing. I love it.
Thank you for sharing your article. Amazing 💥💥
we have to celebrate the small so we can get to the bigger. It builds our confidence.
Darren Owen - Living PF
Things like having food to eat in the morning or like you say waking up in a warm bed ought to be celebrated. I celebrated the minor things in a way simply by giving gratitude for the smaller things daily. Hopefully if anyone sees this they can try it as a way to help their mental and outlook on life. Great post Olivia, and a very needed and necessary one.
Love this! I totally agree and by starting to practise gratitude everyday I’ve started to recognise and love those smaller wins 💚
I loved that post! We too often forget about how great it is to have a day off or a cat to cuddle, but these things make our days beautiful and our life gorgeous. Thank you for sending these little reminders in the form of your posts !
I totally agree! We all should try to focus more on the small things and celebrate the small victories too. I started trying something where when I first wake up, I begin to give thanks to God for all of the things not being exactly how I want them. For example, saying that my house is not my dream home or the fact that I don’t have this or that. It’s not quite on par with what you’re saying, but in giving thanks for some of the things I didn’t totally like, in my mind it boosted what IS GOOD! It reminded me that I’m alive to even think something is not where I want it to be. It was weird, but good at the same time. I’m going to try to continue that as well as be grateful and celebrate the small things/wins.
Thats exactly what I started to do a few months ago! Doesnt it really help start your day off so great by giving thanks for all that you have rather than asking for things you don’t have?! I really love that you do this too!
Lovely Post and very important reminder!
Thanks so much!
We are made of zillions of cells. These small ‘things’ keep us alive.
Lesson: always celebrate the small things.
Veena Hegde Bhat
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I would just say for myself being thankful for the little things. But its true what you are saying to celebrate more. I don’t really celebrate them. But i should and be proud of my achievements small or big